Longtime John Marshall Cafeteria Employee Named Manager of the Year

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) – Hundreds of meals are prepared and served daily at John Marshall High School.

These nutritious meals fill kids’ hungry bellies and help them prepare for the day.

Now these meals don’t just make themselves.

The West Virginia School Nutrition Association recognized a local cafeteria manager.

For her countless years of dedication in the kitchen, Sandy Kotson has been named 2022 Manager of the Year.

Kotson says she was in disbelief when she found out.

It’s the children. I love seeing them. We like to do different things for them. We like to experiment, having them try different foods that they may not have had before.

We make it a team effort. We help each other. We’re just a team jumping in and doing everything we can to help each other and the kids.

Sandy Kotson, Cafeteria Manager, JMHS

She also started an after-school meal program that now feeds around 100 children before they leave for after-school activities.

The evening meal helps these students learn, grow and focus on their activities.

Kostson says no one can concentrate when they’re hungry.

Her commitment to her students and her school is why she was named Manager of the Year.